Austenland parents guide


Pride and prejudice almost keep this Austen fan from finding love

Overall B

An obsession with the novels of Jane Austen has left Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) unsatisfied with the men of her own time. So a resort offering a Regency Era experience has the Pride and Prejudice fan packing her bags in the hopes of a life-changing vacation.

Release date August 16, 2013

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity B
Substance Use B-

Why is Austenland rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Austenland PG-13 for some suggestive content and innuendo.

Run Time: 97 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Austenland rated PG-13? Austenland is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some suggestive content and innuendo.

Violence: Characters infrequently wrestle and slap one another. Characters engage in target practice with stuffed birds and animals. A TV show depicts a man being shot: cheesy blood effects are seen. Characters pull a man away from a woman after he makes an unwanted pass. A comedic accident with an arrow leaves a character with an injured eye, which has to be patched with gauze.

Sexual Content: Couples kiss frequently and often passionately—occasionally these amorous actions are unappreciated. A clothed man and woman lie together and exchange kisses and embraces. Another woman lustfully kisses a man and presses her body against his. A male character uses several excuses for removing his shirt and exposing his well-toned torso. Female characters are occasionally shown in corsets and bloomers. Women wear gowns that expose their cleavage. A married man makes an unwanted pass at a younger woman, and a married woman carries on a flirtatious relationship with another man. Characters engage in sexual banter, make some crude remarks and the sing a song about taking their clothes off.

Language: Infrequent mild profanity and scatological slang is used. Some name-calling and a mild racial slang term are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol in social settings. A character smokes a pipe.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Austenland is directed by Jerusha Hess and stars Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Austenland movie is February 11, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Austenland

Release Date: 11 February 2014

Austenland releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following extras: - Commentary with Jerusha Hess and Stephenie Meyer

- Q&A with the Cast of Austenland – Russell, Coolidge, Seymour, McKenzie, King, Field, Whittle & Callis talk about their experiences making the film.

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Jane Austen is the subject of the bio-dram Becoming Jane. The Regency Era author’s well-known romantic novel Pride & Prejudice has been adapted to film and stage several times. (See also Bride & Prejudice.) Another group of woman (and one man) obsessed with her writings form The Jane Austen Book Club. Jerusha Hess, who helped pen the script of Austenland, also co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.